A republican legislator digs up a two-year-old incident in which Adam Schiff told who he thought was a Ukrainian politician that he would accept compromising information about Donald Trump.
Although the reality of the situation was only the democratic legislator who was the victim of a joke by Russian comedians, correspondence shows that he was willing to get dirty about Trump from a foreign government – the same that he is now pushing is a reason for deposition of the president.
Matt Gaetz, a republican representative for Florida, tweeted on Sunday that Schiff is a & # 39; hypocritical & # 39; is and an edited clip with parts of the audio from the 2017 telephone conversation.
The clip shows that the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee – who was the ranking member at the time – told two Russian shock-jocks posing as Andriy Parubiy, the former speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, that he apparently & # 39; ; would be willing to accept information from Ukraine that the president could & # 39; compromise & # 39 ;.
Republican congressman and Trump loyalist Matt Gaetz accused representative Adam Schiff of a & # 39; hypoctire & # 39; while digging up a year-old controversy in which Schiff said he thought he was a Ukrainian politician that he would accept dirt on Donald Trump
In a video on Twitter, Gaetz tried to show Schiff that it was okay with foreign aid to help Trump, but not that Trump received harmful information from foreign governments about his political rivals
In the 2017 call, which was widely distributed in 2018, two Russian comedians, Vladimir & # 39; Vovan & # 39; Kuznetsov (left) and Alexei & # 39; Lexus & # 39; Stolyarov (right), joke named Schiff and convinced him that they had nude photos of Donald Trump they claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin used to blackmail the president
& # 39; So you have recordings of both (Russian journalist Ksenia) Sobchak and (Russian model and singer Olga) Buzova where they have the compromising material about Mr. Discuss Trump? & # 39; Schiff asked the callers posing as Parubiy.
& # 39; Absolutely, & # 39; someone replied.
& # 39; Of course we would like to get a chance to get copies of those recordings, & # 39; he said in the call.
The & # 39; dirty & # 39; that the comedians offered included nude photos of Trump and Buzova.
The jokers made up a story that Trump had made an attempt with Buzova after a Miss Universe procession in 2013, which they claimed led to the obtaining of nude photos of the President by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
After the joke, Schiff employees called on correspondence with whom they thought Parubiy had actually received the promised material.
In the eight-minute telephone call, which was posted online, Schiff can be heard about the Russia investigation by the Intelligence Commission and the increasingly bizarre allegations about Trump.
The call, made in 2017 and unveiled in 2018, was actually from two Russian comedians with the nickname & # 39; Vovan & # 39; and & # 39; Lexus & # 39; who have become notorious for their false calls to high-ranking US officials and celebrities, including the former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and singer Elton John.
Gaetz, a Trump loyalist who was backed by the president in his re-election bid, believes that Schiff & # 39; s actions are hypocritical now that he calls to accuse Trump of accusing him of digging up dirt on his political rival Joe Biden of the Ukrainian government.
A whistleblower complaint was unveiled earlier this month when the CIA agent accused Trump of bringing in millions of military assistance for an investigation into the business transactions of Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine.
The allegations are centered around Trump's telephone conversation on July 25 with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, of whom he released a transcript on Wednesday.
Schiff said that Trump should be dropped off because he was trying to help Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden to help his 2020 campaign, but he was willing to & # 39; compromising & # 39; accept information about Trump in 2017
The Russian comedians on the call invented a story that Trump had an affair with the Russian glamor model Olga Buzova (left) after a Miss Universe procession in 2013 – and that naked photos of him were passed on to Vladimir Putin through his & # 39; goddaughter & # 39; Ksenia Sobchak (turn right)
Vovan and Lexus posted their Schiff call on YouTube. Vovan presented himself as & # 39; chairman & # 39; Andriy Parubiy for the call and the duo then conducted an email correspondence with the Schiff staff
The transcript showed that Trump urged Zelensky to investigate possible corruption in the country due to Hunter Biden's position on a natural gas board from 2014-2018, but there is no evidence that he has tied military aid to that investigation.
Schiff was holding an impeachment, but together with other on-the-fence democrats, he switched to supporting impeachment after revelations about the nature of Trump's phone call came to light this month.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that House opened an investigation into the President's allegations.
The chairman of the intelligence service says that the whistleblower wants to talk to the committee, but it is unclear whether they will ask him to testify.
Although Schiff's office claimed last year that the congressman suspected the joke call from the start & # 39; fake & # 39; and said they then reported it to the authorities, it appears in the recording of the call that Schiff took it seriously and his staff said it was follow-through e-mail he found the conversation & # 39; productive & # 39 ;.
Schiff started the call by the & # 39; chairman & # 39; To thank Andriy Parubiy for his time and to warn him that Russian spies were probably listening.
& # 39; I would warn that our Russian friends might be listening to the conversation so I wouldn't share anything over the phone that you wouldn't want them to hear, & # 39; said Schiff.
Vovan, posing as Parubiy, reassured Schiff: & I don't think this will affect our research. & # 39;
The fake Parubiy claimed that the Ukrainian government had obtained recordings and documents showing that Vladimir Putin blackmailed Trump with naked photos taken during an affair between the president and the Russian glamor model.
Vovan also claimed that the Ukrainians had recorded secret encounters between a Trump campaign worker and a famous Russian singer-spy that took place in a non-existent Mafia meeting place in the Brooklyn area of Brighton Beach.
Schiff seemed to take notes about the conversation and repeatedly asked for spelling of names and documentation that he could send to the FBI.
& # 39; I will contact the FBI about this. And we will make agreements with your staff. I think it would probably be best to provide this material to both our committee and the FBI, "Schiff said during the interview, which was posted on YouTube.
A Schiff spokesperson refused to state in the file why an employee is the & # 39; politician & # 39; chased after the call if the congressman thought it was fake.
The comedians Vovan and Lexus – whose real names are Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov – drew international attention for their joke calls to Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Senator John McCain two years ago.
The telephone conversation with Schiff took place in April 2017 when the House Intelligence Committee was stepping up its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US elections, which ended in March when Robert Mueller ended his investigation.
Vovan and Lexus told DailyMail.com in 2018 that it took them only 30 minutes to get the congressman on the phone after he called his office as if he were Parubiy.
& # 39; (Schiff) was pretty serious. He wrote everything we said on the paper. Remember all the details, & Lexus said at the time.
Schiff was holding up an impeachment but turned the switch last week after revelations of the president's call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky (photo) came. A whistleblower claimed that Trump was trying to put pressure on Zelensky to dig up dirt on Joe Biden
Lexus said the congress assistant also contacted him by e-mail after the call and asked them to send the material to the Ukrainian embassy so that one of Schiff's employees could retrieve the documents.
The caller also suggested that Schiff's access code & # 39; The weather is good on Deribasivska & # 39; uses the next time he talks to Trump and & # 39; see how his face will change color & # 39 ;.
& # 39; And so were those passwords used with Mr. Trump? & # 39; said Schiff.
& # 39; Yes, of course, & # 39; said the caller.
& # 39; We will contact you through our staff to make arrangements to obtain these materials for our committee and the FBI. I appreciate your contacting us, & Schiff said.
The comedians posted the video of the call online with the caption: & # 39; Democratic Senator Adam Schiff believed Russian pranksters Lexus and Vovan that Ukrainian intelligence confirms that Russian & # 39; Scouts & Ksenia Sobchak, Olga Buzova and Arkady Ukupnik have collected dirt on US President Donald Trump. & # 39;
The president has stepped up his criticism of Schiff, calling for charges and investigating Trump's relationship with Zelensky and Ukraine.
He calls the congressman & # 39; Liddle & # 39; Adam Schiff, & # 39; and says that he intentionally says so because he wants to show how unfair the media are. Trump also cursed Schiff after he had finished what he & # 39; parody & # 39; of the call between the president and Zelensky.
During a hearing on Thursday with Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Schiff seemed to put words into the President's mouth when paraphrasing what the President said during the call.
& # 39; & # 39; We have been very good to your country, very good, & # 39; & # 39; said Schiff as Trump. & # 39; & # 39; No other country has done as much as we do, but you know what? I don't see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want, I have a favor that I want from you, and I only say this seven times, so you better listen. I want you to get dirty on my political opponent, you see, a lot of it. & # 39; & # 39;
Trump said that Schiff was & # 39; desperate and caught & # 39; by inventing facts about the call, claiming he had to resign from Congress.
& # 39; You have been working on a shakedown to get election garbage from another country. And then you tried to hide it, & Schiff shot back to the president in a tweet.
& # 39; But you are right about one thing – your words don't have to be mocked, & # 39; he admitted. & # 39; Your own words and actions mock themselves. But the most important thing is that they endanger our country. & # 39;
READ HOW RUSSIAN PRANKSTERS DEMOCRATE ADAM SCHIFF HAVE TELLED THEM & # 39; KOMPROMAT & # 39; HAVE A PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
Adam Schiff: Hello, how are you?
Caller: Hello Mr. Schiff, thank you for your time.
Schiff: Thank you, chairman. I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you.
Caller: I know you work for research on Trump and the Russian government.
Caller: we have important information about it.
Schiff: And that is also documented in materials that you want to provide to us?
Caller: Yes. Can I explain where we are?
Schiff: Yes of course. But again, I would like to warn that our Russian friends might be listening to the conversation so that I wouldn't share anything over the phone that you wouldn't want them to hear.
Caller: No, I don't think this will affect our research.
Schiff: Yes. Please go ahead then.
Caller: In November 2013 Mr. Trump Moscow, it was Miss Universe contest. There he met the Russian journalist and celebrity Ksenia Sobchak.
Schiff: Sorry, can you explain that again? While in Moscow in November 2013, did he meet a journalist?
Caller: Well, she's a poor journalist. Anyway, she became famous because Putin is her godfather.
Schiff: OK. Putin godfather, okay.
Caller: She is also known as the person who supports oligarchs. She met Trump and brought him one of the Russian girl celebrities, Olga Buzova, who is also known as a person who is (unintelligible).
Schiff: Okay, and how do you spell her name?
Caller: Olga Buzova.
Schiff: So Olga Buzova is a friend of the reporter's?
Caller: Yes, she is a reporter's girlfriend and I think a special agent from the Russian secret service Ksenia Sobchak.
Schiff: That Sobchak is or is Olga?
Caller: No, Sobchak is (unintelligible)
Schiff: OK. So Buzova met Trump in New York at some point after Miss Universe 2013.
Caller: Yes, absolutely. And she got compromising materials on Trump after their short relationships.
Schiff: OK. And what is the nature of the Kompromat?
Caller: Well, there were pictures of naked Trump.
Schiff: OK. And so was Putin made aware of the availability of the existing material?
Caller: Yes, of course. Buzova shared those materials with Sobchak and Sobchak shared those materials with Putin, because she is Putin's goddaughter. And Putin decided to press Trump.
Schiff: And the material that you could provide the committee or the FBI would they confirm this claim?
Caller: of course. When they were in Ukraine, we received their telephone conversation in which they discussed those compromising materials. We are ready.
Schiff: So you have recordings from both Sobchak and Buzova where they discuss the compromising material about Trump?
Caller: Absolutely, and we also know who was a mediator between Trump and the Russian government who had met with Trump's former adviser, Mr. Flynn. It was the Russian singer, the very famous singer Arkadiy Ukupnik, who Mr. Flynn met on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn in the special Russian cafe Langeron.
Schiff: What's that again?
Caller: Yes, it's on Brighton Beach. It is a Russian district in Brooklyn.
Schiff: And do you know what was discussed?
Caller: They discussed many things. But the most interesting thing is that they have used a special password for their meetings. When they met, they said: & # 39; The weather is good on Deribasivska. & # 39;
Schiff: The weather is good at – where?
Caller: & # 39; The weather is good on Deribasivska. & # 39; That is the name of a street in Odessa. Did you hear?
Schiff: Yes, I did. So it's a street in Odessa?
Schiff: And the code word is & # 39; The weather is good at & # 39; Zerabasta & # 39;? & # 39;
Caller: Deribasivskaya. Deribasivskaya.
Schiff: OK. And I let my staff call for spelling and more details.
Caller: The next part of their password was: & # 39; It's raining again on Brighton Beach. & # 39;
Schiff: & # 39; It's raining again on Brighton Beach. & # 39;
Caller: Yes. At that meeting, Ukupnik told Flynn that all those compromising materials will never be released if Trump cancels all Russian sanctions.
Schiff: OK. Of course we would like to get the chance to get copies of those recordings. So together with your FBI we will try to work with your staff to find out how we can get copies of it.
Caller: of course we will send you all our copies of all our materials. But I also want you to know that Sobchak and Buzova will be visiting our country soon and that we can arrest and deliver them to your embassy and we can also deliver them to your country and you can take them to your special Guantanamo prison.
Schiff: Well, I'll contact the FBI about this. And we will make agreements with your staff. I think it is probably best to provide these materials to both our committee and the FBI. So we will make agreements between my employees and yours to facilitate this. And of course we will also inform the FBI of Buzova and Sobchak's plans to travel to Ukraine.
Caller: I also recommend that you check all visits from Sobchak in the West because she was in the West very often and recommend that you check what she actually did there. And I also want to look at a Russian cafe on Brighton Beach Langeron and especially on the head of the Russian mafia uncle Mischa.
Schiff: Uncle Mischa? In Brighton Beach?
Caller: Yes, he is the head of the Russian Mafia. And he's in that restaurant on Brighton Beach.
Caller: I just want to advise you to just view them.
Rep. Schiff: Alrighty. This was very useful, I appreciate it. Anything else you wanted to add today?
Caller: Well, I hope my information is useful to you and your committee. And I also want to advise you when you or your colleagues will meet Mr Trump. I advise you to tell him the first part of the password: & # 39; The weather is good on Deribasivska & # 39; and see how his face will change color.
Schiff: And so those passwords were used with Mr. Trump?
Caller: Yes, of course.
Rep. Schiff: OK. Thank you very much. We will contact you through our staff to make arrangements to obtain these materials for our committee and the FBI. I appreciate your contacting us.
Caller: Let's keep in touch and wait for your response from the FBI.
Schiff: Excellent. I have them followed up as quickly as possible and I thank you again. Farewell.
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